We had a tour with just 4 of us - how awesome was that! Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgable, sharing information about the louvre, the paintings and her experiences in living in Paris. It was just the right amount of time to spend at the museum, and gave a great overview of what is in the Louvre. The wine tasting afterwords was really fun too. It was at a great little wine bar, great fun atmosphere. We loved meeting other people from around the world while we tasted wine. I would definately recommend this tour!!
This tour is a must for the Louvre to reduce the chaos in the museum and to see key items of importance in the collection. Our guide, Caroline, was absolutely AWESOME!! Her passion for art history was apparent and I learned so much from her that I would never have gotten on my own by just wandering through the museum. She knew where to go, where to have us stand, and how to maneuver through the crowds to maximize the visit. This tour is worth the time and money! It is easy to find the meet up space at the arch and the Viator staff person waiting there was very helpful when we arrived very early for our tour.
Excellent Tour. Led by an artist, Belen, my wife and I and another couple were taken on a journey through Time at the Louvre and Musee d'Orsay. We stopped for lunch between the museum visits at a restaurant in the Tuileries Gardens. Was provided with quick access to the museums, great direction to the key exhibits and received a deep understanding of what made each work of art significant and how the times impacted the respective artists. Highly recommend.
The Louvre Museum was beautiful and the guide was pretty knowledgable. The mic sets they had were not very great so lot of times we could not hear properly. But all in all was a good trip.
Doing what: Skip the Line: Paris Louvre Museum Guided Tour
Having both tours together in the same day was extremely tiring and we could not finish the Louvre Museum. I would put each tour separately in order to enjoy them more. Other than the Notre Dame was breath taking.
Both tour guides were very helpful and knowledgeable.
Perfect for us, we enjoyed being able to walk around the museum at our own pace and the audio tour was very interesting. We were staying near the louvre anyway so picking up and returning the map and audio equipment was very easy.
Doing what: Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Audio Tour
Such an amazing pass !! I recommend anyone whom is going to Paris for their first time to use this pass !! To get your money's worth though, you have to go to many attractions. My family and I visited many attractions including: Notre Dame, Arc De Triomphe, Hop on Hop Off Bus, Louvre Museum even though it was only for 30min, Dali Museum, Montparnasse Tower, Seine River cruise etc. :
Doing what: Paris Pass
Our guide was great and we had a small group. This is by far THE BEST way to see the Louvre if it is your first time as the museum is overwhelming and the guide provided a good orientation and we saw the main attractions in a very efficient time frame yet we got a great briefing on their history and significance.
I highly recommend this tour for first timers at the Louvre!
Doing what: Louvre Museum Guided Tour
My partner and I both had a great time on this tour! I had never been to the Louvre prior to this tour but many said that the museum was normally flooded with tourists. The museum was mostly empty making it easy for us to navigate the museum and view the most famous art pieces. It was a perfect experience and we both would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Paris!
We had a great time on the Eiffel Tower with our guide. He told us about the monuments and landmarks of Paris in an interesting way and was well informed as he could answer a lot of other questions. The skip-the-line tickets saved us a lot of precious time whether it was for the Eiffel Tower, or the cruise or the Louvre Museum.
The Eiffel Tower was fantastic! There is no other view of Paris as stunning as from the tower. Katherine, our guide, was pleasant and informative with a great sense of humor! We took the cruise immediately following the tower as the dock was located right next to the tower. Since we had to see the Louvre that day, the cruise cut into our time at the museum. HUGE mistake! The cruise is nice and all, but the Louvre warrants 3 hours minimum - it is outstanding! Did not have enough time at the Louvre!
Our Skip the Line tour of the Louvre and d'Orsay was beyond expectations. Our guide, Lilia, made what could have been an overwhelming experience into a thoughtful and understandable journey through the evolution of Western art. My husband and I had visited 14 years ago and enjoyed the huge collection very much, skipping amongst various historical art treasures. This time, however, we followed a logical progression of art and history. My husband still raves that he has never enjoyed a museum experience this much. Definitely one of the highpoints of our travels!
I really enjoyed the Louvre Museum Walking Tour. The tour guide was very informative and knew her art well. I will definately visit again!
Our tour of the Louvre Museum was wonderful . It was everything we expected it to be . I highly recommend it
Doing what: Skip the Line: Paris Louvre Museum Guided Tour
Tour guide was extremely knowlegable about both museums. He was especially appreciated in the Louvre where he took us on a chronological tour of the periods of the art. I would highly recommend this tour.
With the size of the Louvre, you have to do a guided tour if you have any sort of time limit on your visit. This 3-hour tour allowed my husband and I to see a lot of the highlights of the Louvre with the commentary of a knowledgeable guide. My one recommendation is that Viator consider adding a quick 10 minute break in the tour for coffee/ sweets at one of the cafes. Walking around a museum for 3 hours can be exhausting and it would have been nice to have had a short break with a caffeine boost. Overall, recommend.
The best way to be introduced to the Louvre, our guide provided the history of the building etc prior to our entry, which gave us an appreciation of the size and scope and development of the Museum. The audio tour with the guide inside worked very well, and we learnt so many details about the highlights that we would have missed just browsing on our own. He offered suggestions and options for people to re-visit areas of particular interest , but if you are on a time limit this is the perfect way for a personal tour.
Informative and fun. Lillia was our guide and was friendly, informative and enthusiastic. First she guided us and one other couple through the Louvre hitting all the highlights while tells us about the artists, historical figures and the history of the Louvre and Paris. Next we walked to a nice park cafe for a delightful lunch and walk to the Musee d'Orsay. We loved everything about this museum, former train station, now home to a wonderful collection of Impressionist and post Impressionist paintings and sculptures. Lillia once again guided us through the collection highlighting points of interests and telling us the history. We stayed to visit on our own, but I must say that this tour is definitely worth your time and money. Thank you Viator and Lillia.
highly recommended. My wife and i skipped long lines at eiffel tower and louvre museum. Eiffel Tower tour guide, Martin, was very informative and made it very funny.
WORTH EVERY PENNY!
It should be noted that there is a lot of walking in this tour and there are stairs to be dealt with as well.
We started our tour by entering the Louvre from the underground shopping mall that we had no idea was even there. As we were led by tour leader, we entered free of the normal queues. We toured the Louvre for a good couple of hours and we did see the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo along with hundreds of other items. The museums at the Louvre are worthy of days of touring and can not possibly be accomplished in just two or three hours, but you do get a taste of what there is to see.
We made our way to the River Batobus where we began our river cruise up to the Eiffel Tower. When we got to the Tower we again skipped past most of the queue of people at the Tower and went straight up to the 58 Tower Restaurant where we had a very nice lunch. We were given another 90 minutes or so to eat lunch and walk up the Tower stairs to the sightseeing level you can actually pay an additional fee to take the elevator that takes you to the very top if you wish and if there is time. After the Tower, we got back on the River Batobus and slowly made our way back past the Louvre and then up the River to the Notre Dame Cathedral were we were provided with a very nice tour of the Cathedral.
We then opted to walk back to our hotel from the Cathedral so that we could get ready for our Seine River Cruise tour that we were taking that evening. The rest of the tour got back on the Batobus and returned to the River Batobus original departure point near the Louvre. This was just a couple of blocks from the original morning meeting point.
We booked both the daytime Pairs in One Day Sightseeing Tour and the Seine River Cruise, Paris Illuminations and Dinner nighttime Tour all for the same day. That's a lot of tours for one day but we felt that it was worth it.
Overall, we felt that this was a very nice tour and we highly would recommend it to others.
Doing what: Paris in One Day Sightseeing Tour
Nicely organized, definitely worth the cost for skipping the lines. The Louvre tour was good as they took us to the highlights and then left us for another 5 hrs on our won where we could explore the museum a little bit more.
We enjoyed our cruise. We wish that we'd been informed of the Monday closure of Musée d'Orsay and the time of closing for Louvre Museum, but other than that it was great fun.
Our guide was very informative and the Louvre is amazing! One caveat, the museum is very crowded and you have to fight the crowds, especially at the main attractions like the Mona Lisa. It makes the experience less enjoyable and more annoying. If you have a chance to go during off-hours or evening tours it would be a more enjoyable experience.
We were very happy that we bought the two-day pass, even though our visit to several museums was interrupted or delayed by a strike. The Big Bus tour was an excellent introduction to the layout of the city, and a welcome respite from hours of walking and museuming. Our 2-day Metro Pass included in the Paris Pass package was very well used throughout our visit. We entered the Louvre late due to the strike, but still well ahead of the crowds queuing to buy tickets. We breezed right into the Musée d'Orsay the next morning without a wait, and then followed that up with a short walk to Musée Rodin, where we walked right in without a queue. Climbed the Arc de Triomphe and enjoyed the city view from there. Lines way too long at St. Chapelle but enjoyed the Conciergerie next door. Did not try Notre Dame or going up the Eiffel. We probably would have saved money buying separate tickets to a few things, but we enjoyed the freedom to get around and things that were open and avoid lines where they were too lengthy or not moving at all due to strikes. There's too much to see and do in a month, much less two days, so just be prepared to learn and enjoy the things you can manage to get to. And, be prepared to walk your feet off! We walked more than 23,500 steps on both days of our two-day pass!
Doing what: Paris Pass
The meeting place worked well. Our Louvre guide, Herve, was excellent! Charming, very informative and very guiding, in that unlike many guides, he was very attentive to keeping us all together. This part of the tour was outstanding!
The wine tasting was totally anti-climactic and a downer. It was way too long a walk and at least 6 of us got left behind. Another tour guest doubled back to find us and get us to the wine bar. The wine staff was way too slow getting started and dawdled way too long between pourings. It was a very bad and frustrating experience. For my money, give me more time in the museum, or if not possible, make the wine tasting an optional add on with a separate fee. I would definitely skip the ridiculous walk to the tedious wine cellar!
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